Animal Embryos in Formalin Preservation

In the preservation of animal specimens for study, animals are usually preserved using formalin where the whole body would be immersed in the posture in which it is supposed to stay permanently because it will be hardened. The ratio of formalin to carcass must at least be 12 to 1 to ensure a good fixation.
The images were taken over the course of three years at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. They are of 200 year old animal specimens which were preserved by pioneer anatomist John Hunter (1728 – 1793).

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Mobile Phone Battery Charger

The ‘Swing Your Energy Charger’ designed by Song Teaho and Hyejin Lee is a solution in case your phone runs out of power and you don’t have your charger nearby. Just insert your battery into the device and give it a few good spins around your index finger and done you have enough power to chat for a little longer.

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Most Bizarre Micronations

Micronations are entities that resemble independent nations but are unrecognized by world governments or major international organizations. These nations often exist only on paper, on the Internet, or in the minds of their creators.The term “micronation” dates at least to the 1970s to describe the many thousands of small, unrecognized, state-like entities that have mostly arisen since that time. Some of them have even issued coins,flags, postage stamps, passports, medals, and other items.

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